Export contacts from Outlook.com to a CSV file

You can export your contacts from Outlook.com and then import them into other email apps such as Gmail or Yahoo, or other versions of Outlook.

Choose your version for instructions

The instructions are slightly different depending on whether or not you're using the Outlook.com beta.

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A screenshot of the top left corner of the Outlook.com beta mailbox

See Instructions for the Outlook.com beta.

A screenshot of the top left corner of the classic Outlook.com mailbox

See Instructions for classic Outlook.com.

Instructions for the Outlook.com beta

  1. Sign in to Outlook.com.

  2. Select People at the lower left corner of the page to go to the People page.

  3. On the toolbar, select Manage > Export contacts..

    On the toolbar, select Manage and then Export contacts
  4. Choose to export all contacts or only contacts from a specific folder, and then select Export.

  5. At the bottom of the page, select Save to save "contacts.csv" in your default Downloads folder. Or, select the arrow next to Save and select Save as.

Now that your contacts are copied to a .csv file, you can import the contacts into other email apps or other versions of Outlook.

Instructions for classic Outlook.com

  1. Sign in to Outlook.com.

  2. At the bottom of the navigation pane, select People.

    A screenshot of the People button

  3. At the top of the page, select Manage > Export.

    A screenshot of the Manage button

  4. Choose to export all contacts or only contacts from a specific folder, and then select Export.

    A screenshot of the Export button

    Note: You can't export individual contacts, but you can export all contacts from a specific folder (for example, only Skype contacts).

  5. At the bottom of the page, select Save and "contacts.csv" will be saved in your default Downloads folder. To choose where you want to save the .csv file, select the arrow next to Save and select Save as.

    A screenshot of the Save as button

Now that your contacts are copied to a .csv file, you can import them into other versions of Outlook .

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